Instead of matching a four-year, $44 million offer to Tyreke Evans, the Sacramento Kings have worked out a sign-and-trade deal with the New Orleans Pelicans that will net Robin Lopez and Greivis Vasquez.
Tyreke Evans leaves Sacramento after four of the most grueling years in the franchise's history. The decision not to retain him and the ensuing sign-and-trade have been analyzed to death, so let's take a step back and offer some appreciation.
The Bee's Ailene Voison is reporting that the Kings will not match New Orleans' offer for Tyreke Evans, and are working on a sign-and-trade where the Kings will receive Greivis Vasquez and Robin Lopez.
Reports indicate that Tyreke Evans gave Sacramento until today to make an offer. Absent that offer, there are now reports that Tyreke and the Pelicans are finalizing an offer sheet. Should Kings fans worry? Not so fast.